Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 16, 1923

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J. Walter Casey

Deputy Marshal Walter Casey was shot and killed in Harrison, Arkansas, by an escaped prisoner he had recaptured.

As he walked the prisoner back into the jail, the man grabbed his .38 caliber service revolver and fatally shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On February 1, 1924, he escaped from the Arkansas Penitentiary along with two other death row inmates. Four days later, he was shot and killed by posse men near Little Rock.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

arrest, escapee

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DUSM Casey,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

July 16, 2023

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